As a small business grows it eventually reaches a point where the demands of the business require a specific IT server application like an email server, file server, database server or a web server. Operating system (OS) vendors like Microsoft and Apple are making this transition easier by providing pre-configured, cost effective versions of their server OSs targeted for small business.
This leads SMBs to move to server-hosted applications faster than in the past. As a result they are
Storage has traditionally been difficult to understand and manage, especially for non-storage experts. Tasks such as pooling drives, scaling capacity, and protecting from data loss are complex tasks for individuals and businesses that require high-capacity and reliable storage. Also, the explosion of rich media data requires more sophisticated digital storage. Legacy solutions can be too complex or too limited for current needs.
VMware can bring tremendous operational flexibility to organizations of all sizes. While it is often thought of as a large data center technology its value to the small to medium sized business should not be overlooked.
These businesses typically have grown to a point where they have a need for four to five servers running functions like Exchange, SQL, applications like financial packages, and file serving. And often, they find that a single physical host running those functions within